Police: Woman fleeing traffic stop crashed into town hall

Stephanie Plante, 32 of Johnston is seen in a photo distributed by North Smithfield Police

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) – Police say a Rhode Island woman fleeing a traffic stop crashed into a town hall building so violently that her car broke in two.

North Smithfield police say they tried to pull over a car at about 9 p.m. Wednesday for driving erratically, but the vehicle would not stop.

The fleeing car crashed into North Smithfield Town Hall.

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Stephanie Plante, of Johnston, faces several driving charges including as well as drunken driving and drug offenses after police say they found narcotics and marijuana in the car.

Neither Plante nor her passenger was seriously hurt.

No attorney was listed for Plante in online court records.

Although the brick building was damaged, Town Hall opened for business on Thursday.

 

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